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Cigar Butts Week 7

Cigar Butts Week 7


470Northwestern was exposed against Michigan in Week 6 and the Iowa Hawkeyes obviously watched the film. They rushed the ball against the Wildcats and dared them to try and stop the run. Iowa starting RB Canzeri went down with an injury and next man up Wadley came in and rushed for 204 yards with four touchdowns, tying a school record. The Hawkeyes improved to 6-0 and haven’t had this type of run since 2009 when they won nine in a row, resulting in the Orange Bowl. For the rest of the 2015 season they don’t face another ranked team, so they now have complete control of the Great White North West division. If they don’t “Clemsonize”, they should end up in the Championship game.

In the Michigan State vs. Michigan game a peculiar event happened at the end of the game. If you haven’t at least heard about this, you live in a 231cave without electricity. The Wolverines led the entire game, and with the Spartans facing a 4th and 19, Connor Cook threw an incomplete pass and the Michigan players all but rushed the field in celebration. Coach Harbaugh had to get his players to the sidelines to complete the game. Then, with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Michigan lined up for a punt on 4th down and all they had to do was kick the ball and possibly keep the Spartans from completing a Hail Mary pass. Instead, the snap was low, the punter panicked, and the ball ended up in Jalen Watts-Jackson’s arms. He plays for Michigan State, and he took the ball into the endzone as the game expired. A walk-off scoop and score! Spartans win! It was the most improbable way for a game to end, EVER! Unfortunately for Watts- Jackson, he sustained a dislocated hip, but he is now a MSU legend. Hail Mary passes are great, but this play was flat out incredible. MSU fans, students, alumni and players are still partying in East Lansing, MI.

028Alabama must have read CSF’s preview and followed most of the advice, they ran Derrick Henry right up the middle for most of the game. We suggested they run him until his legs gave out. A&M could not stop the Rumbling Wrecking ball of Henry. He ran for 236 yards, scored two touchdowns and put the Aggies in a huge hole. But the players of A&M refused to give up, and after some miscues by the Tide, they were making a game of it. That is, until Crimson Tide QB Coker took the game on his shoulders and, on one drive, ran the ball like he was Henry’s replacement. He refused to go down and had no hesitation lowering his shoulder into would be tacklers. Once the Tide scored another touchdown, it broke the spirit of the Aggies. The Alabama defense showed the world once again that they are the most dominant force in college football. They stopped the Aggies cold and had three pick-six’s! The Daughter started off wearing her A&M jacket, later she returned to her roots and was yelling Roll Tide!

Notre Dame took advantage of USC confusion and mounted a 17-point rally in the fourth quarter to secure the win. USC was playing in its first game after Sarkisian was fired, they played well, and had the lead, but coughed it up. Was it the lore of playing in Notre Dame stadium? The Luck of the Irish? Or were the Trojans just in a state of confusion? Maybe a combination of all three. No matter the reason, the Irish won and USC is still missing a victorious spirit.

In other news, the Memphis Tigers hosted the Ole Miss Rebels in Liberty Stadium. It was sure-fire bet that the Rebels were going to win. After all,105 they beat Alabama. The Tigers read that script and refused to follow the director’s instructions. After Ole Miss took the lead in the 1st quarter, Memphis buckled up their chin-straps and took it to the Rebs. Paxton Lynch turned in a fantastic performance as he threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns. Memphis won, 37-24. I have a few friends that live in the Bluff City and they called in sick on Monday. Ole Miss has got to get some sort of a running game if they want to compete. Any running game will do, just find one.

Thursday night saw Stanford taking UCLA to school as they beat the Bruins, 56-35.

Ohio State beat up on Penn State, 38-10.

Baylor did not score 70 points against West “By Golly” Virginia. Final score was 62-38, Baylor.

TCU poured it on in the second half against Iowa State, winning, 45-21.

Clemson smothered Boston College, 34-17.

Florida gave a valiant effort against LSU, but came up a fake field goal short, 35-28.

Louisville bowed to Florida State again, 41-21.

Oklahoma treated K-State poorly, 55-0.

Auburn beat Kentucky, 30-27.

BYU downed Cincinnati, 38-24.

Utah State took advantage of 8 turnovers by Boise State, seven in the first half, and beat the Broncos, 52-26.

Wisconsin topped Purdue, 24-7.

Army beat Bucknell, 21-14.

Mississippi State opened it up against Louisiana Tech, 45-20.

Pittsburgh kicked a late field goal to beat Georgia Tech, 31-28.

Virginia Tech lost again, this time to Miami, 30-20.

Virginia needed three OTs but topped Syracuse, 44-38.

Rutgers outscored Indiana, 55-52.

Washington State surged against Oregon State, 52-31.

Georgia kicked more field goals then Missouri, 3-2, for a 9-6 final score.

Arizona outran Colorado, 38-31.

Oregon ended their three game losing streak by beating Washington, 26-20.

In the late game, Utah struggle against Arizona State, but eventually won, 34-18.

North Alabama had no trouble against UNC Pembroke, winning 62-28. ROAR LIONS!


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